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In pictures: Hunt season begins
Huntsman and hounds
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Huntsman Patrick Martin and hounds of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase Hunt were one of 300 hunts in England, Scotland and Wales on the first day of the season.
Hunt supporters
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Hunt supporters pet the hounds ahead of the hunt around Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire.
Young hunters on horseback
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Young members of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase Hunt await the start.
Hunters ride out
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About 150,000 people were expected to participate throughout the country on the first day of the season, which traditionally begins on the first Saturday in November.
Hunter on horseback leaping a fence
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Aiden O'Connor of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase Hunt leaps a fence.
A fox skin being waved in front of Parliament by an anti-hunt protester
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A bill proposing a ban on fox-hunting is "unenforceable and un-policeable" says James Barrington, former director of the League Against Cruel Sports.



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